Jennifer Kesse Missing: New Evidence And New Leads Connect To Old Names In Casey Anthony Saga


Orlando, FL- Jennifer Kesse, the newly promoted mortgage process engineering manager for Central Florida Investments, parent company of Westgate Resorts was an upstart.

Recent BOC article coverage can be found here, here and here.

After interviewing with upper management for other advancement roles within the company- her new position was actually created For Her.

Was this a forward and prophetic corporate strategy based on mortgage industry trending data?

Was her promotion a result of Jennifer’s own market analysis and efficiencies recommendations to the suits on the top floor?

Yes and Yes.

At 24 Jennifer Kesse was the youngest new manager among her peers in their respective management roles at CFI.

While she did not have the subordinates they did reporting to her directly, the initiative she was leading and launching was going to save the firm almost $900,000 annually.  The installation and rollout of a new debit system interface allowing timeshare owners to pay fees, mortgages and incidentals by ACH automatically was a corporate priority for Westgate Resorts.

Which is why on the morning of Tuesday January 24, 2006, the day after she returned from a brief trip with her boyfriend Robert Allen- when Jenn did not show up to her office in Ocoee, there appeared to be immediate concern.

According to Jennifer’s outlook scheduling calendar she did not have an interoffice meeting until the afternoon.

By 11:15 her parents living two hours away in Bradenton were called to see if she had some sort of family emergency.

The exact escalation of events within CFI leading up to the phone call and who made it are being withheld for investigative reasons.

By noon, a trifecta of calamitous and simultaneous events takes place.

Drew, Joyce and Logan Kesse, speeding from Bradenton to Orlando in a respite from paralytic panic reach the property manager of Jenn’s new condo at Mosaic On Millenia and learn her car is not parked in her spot.  She is not inside.

A self-confessed admirer and now CFI lateral management peer, Johnny Campos arrives 4 hours late to the Ocoee office.

The only suspect ever declared to date in Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance is parking her vehicle while captured on 3 separate closed circuit cameras at the Huntingdon Tavern On The Green Condominiums and apartments.  It is less than a few blocks from two large CFI warehouses and within a mile of  several CFI owned properties.

By late afternoon The Kesse’s, Rob Allen and Jennifer’s closest friends were using her condo as a command center to develop immediate and organized searches for her.

Detectives Julius Glenn Gause II and Joel Wright of the Orlando Police Department respond to the scene.

Detective Gause assures the Kesse’s that Jennifer had a fight with her boyfriend Rob Allen, who is now standing in her living room vehemently disagreeing with his investigative assessment.  Who can blame the guy?

Gause’s opinion was reached without ever interviewing a single person who was  not on-scene, and was sure she would be back by tomorrow.

In a mandatory meeting called at the request of Central Florida Investments CEO David Siegel and conducted by Chief Financial Officer Tom Dugan, it was announced that Jennifer Kesse, a respected and valued member of the management team had been reported missing.

Dugan adamantly assured all that the company would encourage  employees to join any organized search efforts to find her.

Jennifer did not return as Gause predicted.

Her car did however, and on January 26th   her case  was declared a criminal investigation.

The First 48… Months

Upon the classification of Jennifer’s case as a criminal investigation,  J. Glenn Gause told the Kesse’s that his partner  Detective Joel Wright asked what he considered a dumb question during a briefing.

As a result, Gause informed- he kicked him off the case and requested new partner Det. Emmett Browning.

While such a move would  obviously be outside of Det. Gause’s authority, it is more likely the pair were reeling from the Internal Affairs investigation that ensued after they knowingly interviewed John Evander Couey after his arrest for the murder of Jessica Lunsford.

Shortly after Couey’s confession to Citrus county detectives was thrown out of court because it violated Couey’s Miranda rights,  Gause and Wright decided to inform their Orlando PD sergeant that they interviewed Couey following his arrest in Citrus County on the chance he might be a suspect in the Regina Armstrong murder because he grew up in Orange County.   They claimed he actually confessed to the Lunsford murder.

The confession was not recorded and at no time did either detective inform the Citrus investigators or their OPD supervisor of the visit itself- let alone  Couey’s statements made to them.

That is, until they learned his original confession in the Lunsford case was inadmissible.

Interviewing an incarcerated man who is represented by an attorney with charges pending in a potentially related case without permission, notes, or a recording by veteran detectives is outrageous.

John Cuoey was 5’4”, 125 lbs with a flag tattoo.  The suspect composite from direct witnesses in the Armstrong case was a man around 40, 6 ft tall with medium build and a mermaid tattoo on the opposite arm.

They were lucky their actions did not derail the prosecution of both cases.  The second alleged confession was also thrown out and reprimands to both detectives remain private in their respective employee records.  Regina Armstrong’s murder in 1985 remains unsolved.

John Evander Couey died of natural causes on death row awaiting execution for the rape and murder of Jessica Lunsford.

Patented Police Work- Who Knew?

Detective Emmett Browning, Jr and J. Glenn Gause II will lead the investigation into Jennifer Kesse’s disappearance by keeping the single most promising clue from the very folks that could help the case instantly.  The public.

Browning and Gause made the investigative decision not to release video footage of the man parking a victim’s vehicle within 24 hours of her missing persons report.

They were 48 hours into the case they now assumed was a lovers rift.  The case had since turned into a criminal investigation and thought it wise not to engage the public’s efforts in locating an individual seen on video in a very distinctive uniform less than one day earlier, a mile from her home.

I am aware that is a run-on sentence.      How could one possibly break that up and convey how ludicrous that was?

There were no obvious signs of foul play in Jennifer’s condo or her car.   An entire complex watched as the car was removed.    How could they possibly have ruled out that Jennifer was abducted and held against her will?

Might a tip on the immediate suspect have saved her life?

They had time to make the 6 o’clock news and blast the web.

Fresh eye witnesses, fresh leads – what a break!

Fresh fizzle was the way this was going with these two.

Investigators informed the Kesse’s they would not be processing Jennifer’s condo because there were too many people in it and it had not been preserved.  Drew Kesse told Detective Gause that he was in contact with some family friends employed in international security and law enforcement in different jurisdictions and he was told the scene should be processed and known prints and samples could be eliminated from any unidentified.

Gause responded by telling the bereft  father of a missing daughter if he got one more call or one more question about his investigation he was going to start arresting people.

Gause and Emmett, otherwise known as “Gammett” by colleagues  for their years of friendship and  joining the Orlando Police Department patrol together in 1981 worked the case through August 2007 without ever interviewing a single person at Jenn’s work, developing a suspect or releasing the footage of the suspect parking the car.

The duo felt they had a better offer they could not pass up.  Hard to Imagine, I know.

“The right opportunity came up and you don’t know if you’re gonna get another opportunity like that,” Gause said.

Upon their departure, it was discovered by Orlando Police that neither officer kept a note, recording, binder, or interview outline on the Kesse case and if they had,  they emptied it from all files of their cases within  OPD.

Gause wished the Kesse’s luck and his hopes in finding Jennifer.

“If They don’t find her this hunting season, they definitely will by the next.” – Glenn Gause

With homicide cases in the collective rearview for the pair, they set forth with new employer Aqmi Strategy Corp.

Putting their combined 50 years of investigative prowess to work in white collar crime via the private sector was the plan.

They probably should have started with the new boss.

Aqmi Strategy Corp- a division of Mirabilis Ventures was about to expose one of Orlando’s more notorious billionaire frauds by way of an international security incident.  A retired Orlando Police captain and a former secret service agent were detained in the Democratic Republic of the Congo while allegedly conducting security detail for  presidential hopeful Dr. Oscar Kashala.   Kashala is a Harvard educated Congolese national.

Frank Amodeo, a felonious, disbarred Georgia bankruptcy attorney and equal opportunity bilker of the DINK and COCOON sets formed Aqmi under the Mirabilis umbrella in 2004.

After fake-buying the Trump Tampa Tower and raising the US Treasury’s eyebrows following rumors that the real reason for being in the DRC was to raise foreign capital for US interests surfaced, the IRS and Mr. Amodeo became acquainted. Although those particular rumors were likely started by the opposing parties who detained the the team in the first place,  an American security detail contracted by a major pharmaceutical executive running for office in the Congo is going to get a look.

Amodoe is currently on the hook to the IRS for $181 million in unpaid payroll taxes and serving 22 + years for  conspiring to commit wire fraud, obstructing an agency proceeding, impeding the IRS and failing to remit payroll taxes.

Dr.  Kashala failed in a second bid for the African nation’s presidency in 2011.

In 2009 following an informal inquiry by officials within The Orlando Police Department, new investigators received an 80 page report on the Kesse case compiled by the original investigators Glause and Browning.

How it got there and upon whose request has not been disclosed.

“Better late than never” might be one of those  axioms  I stop using.

Gammett  currently works with several colleagues from the defunct and bankrupt Aqmi days as independent security consultant for Center For Security Solutions.

Detectives Browning and Gause’s legendary dogged determination to solve cases has made them experts in Cold Case Management.  Their “patented” concept of methodical Cold Case organization and review has a proven success rate. Their irrefutable investigative skills has made them equally effective in handling Internal Affairs cases, completing thorough, fair, factual and concise investigations.

Largely devoid of any of the aforementioned but chockfull of spurious, you can read Gammetts full bios here.


Detective Sergeant Rich Ring buoyed Jennifer’s case until Joel Wright and new partner Detective Roger Brennan picked it back up.

First order of business sixteen months later- release the vehicle video and declare a suspect.

I will spare the details of how much difficulty these detectives went through reconstructing a two year old investigation without the proper background from the first team at bat.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity to Blink on Crime, a source inside the OPD confirms the files removed from the Kesse case included reports like her cell phone records and ping studies.

To their profound credit the parents of Jennifer Kesse,  Drew and Joyce pushed a bill through the Florida Senate to mandate standard operating procedures and other practices that would preclude anyone walking off with the case files in adult missing person’s cases in Florida.

The Jennifer Kesse Tiffany Sessions Missing Persons Act was signed ceremoniously into law on October 28, 2008 by Governor Charlie Crist.

Bill 502 expanded the authority of The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing and Endangered Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC)  to provide assistance in missing persons investigations for those under 26 and over the age of 26 that are believed to be endangered.

In it’s first three years in existence, the Act has helped 716 adult missing persons cases including Jennifers.

The disappearance of Jennifer Joyce Kesse brought some of the largest volunteer search efforts for a single person in both Florida and the United States to date.  David Siegel, the president and CEO of Westgate Resorts and Central Florida Investments offered a $100,000 reward for Jenn’s return through March 8, 2006.

In July of 2008 the disappearance of 34 month old Caylee Anthony catapulted the Orlando landscape back onto to the screens of the nightly 14 minute intro recaps of her case.

With no similarities in the victims or any known associations to the cases outside of the fact they were last seen within a few miles of each other there was no way they were related.

Except One.  Peter Benevides.

Big profile, big reward, big name-  Peter “Pedro” Benevides pledged a $100,000 reward for the return of a living Caylee Marie Anthony.

Background is Foreground With A Skyview

In December 2008 Florida’s statewide prosecutor Bill Shepherd reviews Jennifer’s case.  Prosecutor Shepherd’s office is only tasked with reviewing cases that may require multi-circuit jurisdictions and the possibility or probability of PONZI SCHEMES.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Shepherd served seven years in the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. He was appointed in 2007 by former Attorney General Bill McCollum as Florida’s Statewide Prosecutor and was responsible for leading eight offices throughout Florida in the investigation and prosecution of multi-circuit criminal activity. Shepherd’s focus was on RICO prosecutions in the area of white-collar crime, mortgage fraud, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, ponzi schemes, corporate and private embezzlement, money laundering, narcotics trafficking and gang-related crimes. He also worked in the Office of the State Attorney in Miami as an Assistant State attorney from 1996-2000.

The results of the Statewide Attorney recommendations are unknown.

After a review of Jennifer’s case by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the request of Drew Kesse in 2010, her case was again in the hands of OPD.   Detective Patrick Schneider and Sgt Det Richard Lane were the lead investigators at the time of this publication,    Following Schneider’s retirement, the case is now led by Sgt. Theresa Sprague.

According to a statement given to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office by the now infamous Roy Kronk, he was under the impression that the reward posted by Benevides for locating Caylee was set to expire.   Not his original statement to Detectives John Allen and Yuri Melich of course, but he gets there.

On December 11, 2008 the remains of Caylee Marie Anthony were recovered off of Suburban Drive in Orlando. Kronk never realized that it was only payable if Caylee were found alive.

Two weeks later a discovery of a different kind befalls a local couple walking their dogs in a Windermere neighborhood.

What is believed to be the pepper spray pouch and attached mail key of Jennifer Kesse was recovered.

The names of the advertent couple and precise location are being withheld by for investigative reasons.

The couple tried for weeks to contact the established crimeline  tip line as well as Orlando Police before turning  the item over to Windermere Police with a note.  The note said the finders thought it may be part of the Kesse investigation but they had been unsuccessful reaching detectives.  After a last try in late January, detectives returned her call.

It was not until BOC analysts came across a work order request from Jennifer’s condo maintenance staff requesting a replacement key and new mailbox assignment prior to her disappearance the connection was made to Jennifer’s case.

The key in her vehicle, the key attached to the fob of the spray holder pouch and the existing key to the mailbox number assigned to Jenn are identical.  The pouch is an exact duplicate of several purchased by Jennifer’s parents for her as well as extras for her girlfriends, when she moved on her own.

Drew Kesse has an exact duplicate purchased in tandem on his keychain today.

In January 2009 Pete Benevides registered a Limited Liability Company under the name Skyview Funeral Home , LLC with a PO Box in Clermont, FL.   He does not own a funeral home, is not licensed to conduct funeral services and the entity was dissolved a year later for not receiving an annual report.

Considering the fact that Benevides was outed as the benefactor for Caylee Anthony’s memorial service by Dominic Casey, Anthony family private investigator and head of security for the event, one has to wonder if Skyview Funeral Home’s business model is focused more on laundry services.

Not for long though. At precisely the moment the Memorial Service is taking place at First Baptist Orlando,  the United States Treasury descends on the Orlando business interests and assets of Mr. Benevides and his co-horts in “Project Rumpelstiltskin”.

On February 10, 2009, orchestrated presumably upon received intelligence, “There’s gold in them thar hills” is not just the dream bubble of Parker Schnable of Porcupine Creek.

Through an ongoing criminal investigation sparked by “unspecified illegal acts “ as sworn by Noel Martinez, Jr, Special Agent IRS- USSS Financial Crimes Task Force , it seems the cast of Gold Rush missed the glory hole by a few thousand miles.   Federal agents however,  hit the Orlando bedrock without the need for excavation.

Javier Fernandez,  Angel Sanchez, Luizia Trindade, Luiz Trindade,  Skyview Aviation, Pedro Benevides, Luis Hernandez, German Cardona, Daniel Rojo Filho,  Evolution Market Group, Superior International Investments Corp, Brittany Sprague Benevides, Michael Clark, Heather Perkins, DWB Developers, their officers and registrants therein watched their 9 vehicles ranging from a $270K motor coach, Audi A8 and custom Lamborghini drive away without them under an REM forfeiture complaint.

Unbeknownst to them at the time, the nearly 400 gold bars  stashed in 3 different states were also seized between February 9th and 11th in addition to  bank accounts totaling over a few hundred million dollars, wired from multiple international locations.

Additional seizures of an undisclosed amount of gold and silver were seized from 3 safes in a warehouse owned by Ralph Munyan of Clearwater.

Several notices of civil actions referencing sealed criminal cases and John Doe participants as co-conspirators are pending against all.  It is likely they will be put on hold until the completion of all criminal investigations and subsequent complaints.   The sealed cases to date are in Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Florida, Colorado and Nevada.

Further coincidences between the Benevides et al clan and involvement with the Casey Anthony case include the fact that pass through accounts referenced in the seizure filing and the first Caylee Marie Anthony Trust were closed at the same bank within one business day of each other.

The first four days of transactions including opening deposits of the first Anthony Trust have never been revealed publicly.  One thing is for certain.   If Mr. Benevides or anyone attached to the criminal matter used those derived funds for any purpose related to Ms. Anthony or Mr. Baez, we are all going to know about it at some point, the individual payments and transactions of these accounts have only been partially released in support of the warrant.

The seizure action brought by the United States Attorney has been ordered “stayed” with 90 day updates in order to allow the pending criminal investigations to proceed against all the above defendants, both named and as yet to be named.

On September 16, 2009 Pedro Paul Benevides was arrested on Federal charges of cocaine smuggling after two of his pilots were arrested in Pensacola and fingered him as the mastermind.

Benevides was remanded to the Orange County Jail through February 2010 where he was released after charges were dismissed against him when a witness against him changed their story.  It is not known if Casey Anthony, who was also housed at the Orange County Jail and Benevides were leaving notes at the library for one another ending in ~FLUSH~.

On February 11, 2010 Pete Benevides was released from custody, still under investigation by the Feds for his and his associate’s involvement in an alleged ponzi scheme that has bilked over $450 million dollars from investors around the world.  However, with a heavy concentration of folks seeking damages for same around every corner of the neighborhood, it can’t be the same hitting the in and out burger in Orlando these days.

On February 19, 2010 based on an informant tip,  OPD conducted a search behind the Knights Inn on South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando.   Both that site and the location on 72000 International Drive  are known former business addresses of Filho, Hernandez and Benevides.

Until last month Pete and Brittany Benevides, Luis Hernandez, Daniel Filho, unspecified John Doe’s and Angel Hernandes managed to dodge subpoenas in the pending civil actions.  Luis Hernandez and the Benevideses maintain homes and offices in Leesburg,  Astatula, Clermont, Orlando and Windermere.  The pending class action civil suit process servers were headed off by security at every gate.

The State of Florida was happy to be served on their behalf at the request of the plaintiffs attorney.

*  It is this author’s intention to present the parties associations, conduct and occurrences to the relevant time periods and commonalities to the case of the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse and by no means should be considered a complete background or biography.  Y’all are itching to know how any of this is connected as it is or you’re asking yourself-  did Blink drink her Google juice today?  I get it.  Stick with me, read on.

Encumberance And Conveyance, In Deed

The first investigative interviews conducted at Central Florida Investments, Jennifer’s employer were in May 2009, or so the management team thought.  She had been missing three years and 4 months.

What they did not know is a work colleague of Jennifer’s called them on his own to tell OPD what he knew in the months before that.   “Adam Frank” referred to previously on BOC, not his real name as he is a material witness in the case, called police in an effort to stop the harassment he was enduring at work since Jennifer disappeared.  Adam overheard a confrontation between Johnny Alberto Campos and Jennifer Kesse the morning of January 23rd, 2006.

For the first time exclusively on, we have uncovered additional witnesses to corroborate the interactions between Jennifer Kesse and Johnny Campos leading up to and including the days following her disappearance.

On or about the day after Jennifer’s disappearance, Johnny Campos asks Frank to drive him to an impromptu meeting at the new Lake Eleanor Office.   When the pair arrived, Campos told Frank he would meet up with him in about 30 minutes in the cafeteria.

Adam Frank watched as the manager of the branch,  Linday Hernandez met Campos at security and the pair headed to her office.

Linday Hernandez, A Venezuelan national, is a business partner of Peter Benevides in more than one venture, and her husband Luis Hernandez is and was a former principal in several business interests including currently held properties.

Mr. Hernandez as previously noted is under Federal criminal investigation in multiple states and a defendant in several civil actions resulting from those alleged activities.  Linday Hernandez is not named individually in the ongoing federal or class action civil matters to date, however, companies which she has or had a principal interest in, are.

A recent financial filing of the couple requesting significant debt relief and a stay from a foreclosure sale on their Windermere residence was filed in Ms. Hernandez’s name only.  Luis Hernandez’s whereabouts are unknown.

Witnesses inside the investigations of both Jennifer’s case and the Federal inquiry describe the relationship between Linday and Campos as “confident” and friendly with Linday visiting the Ocoee branch frequently ending in an offsite lunch for the two.

An additional witness interviewed by BOC and wishing to remain anonymous provided an account describing how Campos approached him with a scheme for making quick cash.  Several timeshare owners were asking to renounce their weeks without compensation as long as they did not pay annual fees.   It was alleged Campos saw it as an opportunity to rent the week out, covering the fees, without ever telling the owners.  Westgate/CFI had folks with access keeping track of unoccupied timeshare properties.  Who accessed them and by what means remains to be seen.

A simple keycard report would be able to tell that information for the timeframe of Jennifer’s disappearance easily.  It has not been requested to date.

The Ponzi Peninsula

In May 2011 a tip was received from a Columbian national and former resident of the United States claiming to have had to leave the country due to immigration issues.

Dimitri Duran Soto is also a former realtor and mortgage broker for Sky Land Realty Group and DPG Realty after a failed cleaning business venture in 2003. His real estate license in Florida has been revoked.   Mr. Duran Soto is a trained architect and is currently working as such in Columbia.

It was the intent of BOC to withhold Mr. Soto’s name but he has since posted a request for the person who he believes may either be responsible or knows who is,  for what happened to Jennifer Kesse as he claims was told to him.

Soto told police while he was discussing seeing the Kesse’s on TV, a friend of his claimed to have seen Jennifer in a white pickup truck sitting between two men with a look he described as “like, help me” when the vehicles were next to each other at a traffic light turning left onto International Drive South.

That evening Soto printed out a flyer from the Kesse website and showed it to him the next day to confirm.

At the time he says he felt his friend did not come forward and neither did he because they both had what he termed immigration issues.  He was afraid of deportation.

Upon return to his native country, Soto learned his friend had taken care of his status but had not yet informed police of what he knew.   Soto reached out, and was put in touch with OPD.

The January 6th search conducted and organized by Orlando Police and FDLE in the area of the 13000 block of International Drive was based on the account of Soto’s friend, however, a posting of Mr. Soto’s indicates there may be more to it.


Soto’s friend describes the pickup he was now watching in his rearview mirror makes a right turn just before the Partners Credit Union onto a dirt road leading into the woods and property searched recently- unsuccessfully.

However, the dirt road access which is commonly known to many ATV riders in the area is also a way to access the undeveloped plat #723 owned by Luis Hernandez and Pedro Benevides.

The BenHen parcel has not been searched nor seized because of it’s purchase prior to any allegations of ponzi.

Considering the fact that the last known person to have had a public disagreement with a missing woman arranges an impromptu meeting with a woman whose husband, and by way of a marital asset so does she, owns a parcel in the direct vicinity of a recent search area OPD felt credible is worth a conversation- no?

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  1. larry says:

    The last phone call ‘around 10pm’ on The Monday night is a given.
    Rob Allen says that was the last time he talked to Jennifer.
    Jennifer told him she was in bed. If she was on her cell phone she could have been any place. Only she knows where she really was.

    If she was in bed things happened at light speed for Jennifer to shower, dress and drive to where ever her cell phone battery was removed.
    It is very difficult to rationalize the events of that Monday night.

    Has the investigation stalled again?
    At best the case is advancing very slowly. It is several weeks since the second SMART group reviewed the case.
    While a lot of the investigative information Blink kindly revealed was new to us LE had it for over six years.

    The 10:40pm final ping came as a shock to me and in my eyes turned the case on its head.

    I believe passion/jealousy is a big factor in this homicide but I still agree with much of GeorgiaDads excellent post above.
    There is an ex of Jennifer’s that still interests me too.

    Blink has done truly amazing investigative work and shown the way for investigators.
    Isn’t it about time the whips were cracking?

  2. Ode says:

    So the witness that took care of their illegal status and saw what they thought was Jennifer in a car between 2 males was female as in Darling from a man? Boy am I slow.

    no, dude

  3. pale rider says:

    It seems it’s possible, as B mentioned previously, “she didn’t know what she knew.”

    So very sad…..

  4. wpg says:

    Dude sounded wound tight.

    Ripping up a citation in front of LE, arrested on additional charge for behavior-control problems, spent 2 days incarcerated, got into work to find Jennifer was gone with Rob to St. Croix, as a manager vented off to Adam Frank who’s a friend but a subordinate in the workplace, – - – comes the weekend to either cool down or heat up – - – indiscreet confrontation with Jennifer on Monday, again in the workplace where co-workers can overhear, personal emotions overtaking professionalism.

    IF, if there was an evening meet-up, those personal emotions were likely still there in a wound tight individual, and it may not have taken much for a rapid escalation . . .

    JMO, no accusations.

    Also wonder about a triangle of sorts, with another woman who may have found out or thought she was being cheated on . . . possible confrontation that evening.

    JMO, no accusations.

  5. Leelee says:

    Blink I apologize if this question has an obvious answer. If Jen was lured out of her apartment under false
    pretenses by someone who then betrayed her then how was she lured out? It is my understanding that her last conversation on the phone was with her boyfriend Rob. She stated she was about to go to bed. So if the records show he was the last person she spoke to on the phone then what method of communication was used in order to get her to get into her car and leave? I tend to view her relationship with Campos as hostile
    so what could he have possibly told her that caused her to meet him immediately as opposed to talking to him at work the next day?

    There is just no continuity to some of the evidence I am aware of, that LE is aware of, and it is my sincere hope that we are moving toward a resolution in that regard.

    It is safe to say that during the span of this case, there have been just about as many theories and interpretations of evidence as their has been detective assignments.

    Last night I watched the Dateline episode re the conviction of Stephanie Lazarus in a 26 year old cold case.

    Sgt Det Nuttall and his peers are my freaking heros.

    The way he took on this cold case, dealt with the “lack of ability” of former detectives and errors, rose above it and cleared this case.

    There are some serious parallells to Jenn’s case.

  6. Scout says:

    I hope this gives yall some insight. I think it’s time we start thinking like a criminal. Why would you, as an abductor, in a truck let a woman you kidnapped sit upright in a car, to be seen (as she apparently was by this man). I just don’t buy it and don’t think any kidnappers would risk that. Plus, eyewitness accounts are not the most reliable and facial expressions can be extremely subjective. One person may think someone looks worried and another may think the person looks sad.

    About the “POI” driving her car at 12 pm…

    I think of the reality show called Bait Car ( here’s part of an episode – where police offices set up cars with keys in them, or dropped next to them, thus enticing car thieves or joyriders and then arrest them. It is VERY common for people in urban areas like this to “joyride”. It’s incredible to watch the series and see just how many idiots take the “bait”. In one episode, a man was waiting at the bus stop with his bike. The undercover police made a scene to create attention (the keys were thrown on the ground by a ‘couple’ fighting and they storm off). A few minutes later the guy goes over to the car, grabs the keys, throws his bike in the backseat and takes off. When they catch him he said he just thought he’d take the car to work instead of the bus. That idiotic. And that simple. And most of these joyriders who get into the cars have gloves OR they put their sleeves over their hands so they don’t leave any fingerprints.

    Why I think it may just be a joyrider.

    First off, here is the definition-

    Would they risk giving some random dude keys and a car, no matter what money was involved? You would think if the(se) criminal(s) know somewhat what they are doing that they would think about the consequences of that-what if the guy found out that it was a missing person’s car he was driving, felt guilty and went to LE with information about who gave him the keys etc. Even if he was illegal and had everything to risk-there IS the possibility he could go to the police.

    If it WAS one of the associates of the abductor(s), why in the world would they/he have the guy drop the car off in broad daylight (why not at night/early AM?), relatively close to her complex, in fairly uncommon/unique clothing, clearly when people already knew her and her car were missing (imagine if a worker/family/friend were driving around looking for Jenn, saw her car and this man-it would be over if he was associated with these people). Just seems very unlikely that the perp would have anyone he was associated with drive this car around-ESPECIALLY at this time.

    My theory-I’ll presume man driving the car looks like he was going to or from work in that outfit. Probably didn’t live at that complex as I would think from that outfit someone would be able to identify him that saw him often there. He was walking to his destination and saw a parked Malibu and was enticed by a DVD player in the backseat. I will assume the vehicle was unlocked (have seen other missing cases where the car is left unlocked) he went in to grab it and discovered the keys were in the car or even ignition and took the car closer to work, home or just “wanted to drive around” as many do. (I swear, watch bait car and you will be amazed at how often this happens–and how nonchalant joyriders are about hopping in a stranger’s car and taking off). Now if this was the case, he didn’t take the DVD player so there is that to think about. But I still think this guy just happened upon an unlocked car in a parking lot or side of the road/street.

    He is probably on parole or an illegal and there is no way he would go to the cops to offer any information regarding the Kesse case as he feels he could be implicated or arrested for vehicle theft.

    Hope this provides some insight. Seems like if it was not a random abduction and they were smart enough not to leave a data trail (i.e. texts, phone calls about meeting etc) from what we know about the investigation- so why would they risk the aforementioned.

    Thanks ba-blinka-Blink… :)
    Hope the momentum continues on this case…
    Thinking of the Kesse’s and praying for their strength and for them to get their Jennifer back…

  7. Rose says:

    aggressive, irritable erratic behavior could be substance based (a rush) or the sequel of 2 unexpected nites of detox.

    could be someone who vents at work also vents to confidantes who decide to help with problems in his life.

  8. wpg says:

    imo, if the witness claims he saw Jennifer seated between 2 men in a pickup truck as well as her facial expression while stopped side by side at a red light, the witness’s viewing height would have to be at a similar level as Jennifer’s seated level.

    Meaning, the witness was likely in a truck, van or SUV, not a car.

    If the witness was driving a car it’s not likely he could he have seen
    Jennifer’s face . . . unless, for example, she was visibly and audibly struggling to get his attention, which would make sense if Jennifer knew she was in peril.

    Also, am wondering if “our guy” is a fellow nationalist and perhaps even a fellow working professional of Mr.D and his female correspondent.

    Just some thoughts.

    I believe that is/was the case, yes.

  9. wpg says:

    Forgot to add, if the witness alleges he saw and ID’d Jennifer then he should be able to provide descriptions of the 2 men.

  10. Ode says:

    Scout says:
    March 10, 2012 at 5:54 am
    You idea about a joy ride is good but why would they leave the car somewhere in broad daylight where they could be seen by someone or cameras? Why take the keys and leave the DVD player? I have to go with Blink’s idea about the time of leaving the car being very covenant to alibi someone else.

  11. Scout says:

    From Ode ::Your idea about a joy ride is good but why would they leave the car somewhere in broad daylight where they could be seen by someone or cameras?::

    Good questions and good point about the alibi…but (to counter and play devils advocate) it just seems wayyy too risky to let someone drive her car when she has already been reported missing and it was this time when people were getting frantic and knew she was abducted. If that guy got pulled over, the perp has to figure he may be completely screwed if he is tied to the driver (even if he gave him money, the driver could crack). I would think he would hedge his bets, that he already covered his tracks, left no evidence, and didn’t want to deal with her car.
    Let’s say driver the is not connected to the case though- joyriders are dumb enough even on friggin’ parole to take cars with keys in them in daylight (some even when caught tell the cops that they’ve seen the car bait show and had a feeling it was a set-up). He wouldn’t be concerned about anyone seeing him but a cop. Maybe he lost interest in the DVD when he realized he could take the car?? IDK. About the keys-I’ve seen a few instances where one of the guys who took the car moved it to a parking lot right after he found it with the intention of coming back to get the car later on. Just thought I’d throw it out there as I said, this is very common and I wouldn’t doubt the perp just ditched the car, unlocked, with keys in it.
    Sorry if I repeated myself from my previous post lol Just thinking it all over in my head again.

    Scout- she had not been reported missing yet. It was about 7 hours later after the car was parked that a MP report and BOLO was filed. I encourage thinking out of the box, but not feeling a car jacking.

  12. Ode says:

    By taking the keys with you and not leaving them with the car you are again tying yourself to your crime. If you leave the keys with the stolen car there is a chance someone else will steal it and it would become thier problem. Jennifer would not be seperated from her keys and pepper spray at night. Someone would have had to take those keys away from her IMO.

    I cannot come up with any reasonable scenario based on what has been recovered and what has not that makes any sense she was abducted as she left for work.

  13. wpg says:

    Hmmm, it seems there are images and video that I can no longer find even though I viewed them in late January/early February of THIS year after reading Blink’s January 18 article . . . why is that?

    One video was a live, on-the-scene report at the Huntington on the Greens the morning of January 26, 2006 when Jennifer’s car was just discovered and LE were already at the scene. Female reporter on site with cameras on the ground and in the sky overhead. It was a great picture of what was going on.

    Pretty sure it was a WESH video. For some reason WESH has replaced videos that accompanied early-days articles with the video of the June 2009 search at Millennia and John Young Parkway . . . why?

    This is the car-recovery article link with video that doesn’t load:
    Missing Woman’s Car Found Near Apartment
    POSTED: 8:57 am EST January 26, 2006
    Uupdated: 5:31 pm EST January 26, 2006

    BUT-BUT, did find this WESH video, dated 6/7/2010 when the FBI took over the case, that includes, near the end, brief from-the-sky overhead footage of LE at Jennifer’s car January 26, 2006 (so I was not imagining the “full on-site video”).

    Hope they searched down the large grate that can be seen behind and to the right of Jennifer’s car.

  14. wpg says:

    Blink says
    … “Last night I watched the Dateline episode re the conviction of Stephanie Lazarus in a 26 year old cold case.” …
    … “There are some serious parallells to Jenn’s case.” …

    Just watched it. Oh, my, my.

    “Internal Affairs”

  15. Scout says:

    I meant that people close to Jennifer (i.e. her parents, boyfriend, co-workers & possibly her neighbors) were aware/alerted/on the lookout (though I think her parents got there a little later) and knew something was terribly wrong by the time the car was left and perp if he were smart would assume the same and people would be looking for her/her car. I didn’t mean LE had issued a BOLO or that the media was onto it. Ok, that’s all. Putting this one to bed haha :)

    ps Please, someone put together a flow chart/or a connect the dots chart with all the new information Blink uncovered! I’m going to have to re-read it a couple times as there are a lot of players and connections.

  16. Leelee says:

    Thank you for your response Blink I am trying to get as up to date as possible on Jennifer’s case as well as the case of Morgan Harrington. I saw the Dateline episode regarding the Lazarus case. It was so frustrating to see how the case could have had a good chance at being solved had the police listened to Sherri Rasmussens parents regarding the issues she had with a “crazy-eyed” female stalker who managed to break into her house not too long before Sherri was murdered. Despite the lack of valuables missing the detectives were so certain that Sherri was the unfortunate victim of two male robbers. Once they learned that the DNA was from a female they made no adjustment to their theory other than saying it was a random robbery committed by one male and one female. The frustration Sherri’s parents spent decades dealing with reminding me of the Kesse’s. They must have felt like the we’re in a terrible episode of the twilight zone when the stood in Jen’s condo with a detective insisting Jen ran off after a fight with her boyfriend despite the aforementioned boyfriend being present in the room insisting that nothing of the sort had happened. In regards to this investigation what is your opinion on the reason behind the FBI involvement in 2010 when Jennifer’s father and brother were given lie detector tests? Was there some sort of unfounded theory presented to the FBI by local detectives or were they simply hoping to solve the case by going back to the beginning in order to make sure no potentials clues had been overlooked?

    standard protocol only.

  17. connie says:

    I have been wracking my brain trying to think of beeing Jenn’s age, and although safe-minded what or who would get me out at 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. on a work night. She was settled in for the night so what if a female called or came by or wanted to just talk? I would have my defenses up so much with other males related to this case, but what if a female lured her out? Who would that female be if this were the case- just thinking…

  18. susanm says:

    wpg said:If the witness was driving a car it’s not likely he could he have seen
    Jennifer’s face . . . unless, for example, she was visibly and audibly struggling to get his attention, which would make sense if Jennifer knew she was in peril.

    –i was thinking along the same line ,except ,how do you decide it “looks” like someone has an expression of peril(wouldnt they obviously be in peril) ,and a witness would a lifeline, so they would be communicating obvious peril and a cry for help,is he saying he was mind reading and after the fact realized he was right ,or is he saying he was worried for this person from that minute on,and regrets not do anything? —as far as to a show of hands that it was a construction worker , i havent 100% excluded it , but i cant find a motive ,other than joyride , and joyriders dont usually take hostages ,kill them, and then bring the car back , BUT, i do suspect that the mystery as to the dectives motives for shuttin the investigation and taking private jobs could be related to construction,as in IF the condo makers thought it was a worker ,it could shut down their business in numberous ways ,and a major civil life-loss lawsuit.

  19. SouthernMom says:

    Blink – thanks so much for keeping us informed. KUDOs X a Million for your excellent investigative skills and the hours of obvious hard work by you and your entire team to keep Jennifer’s case alive and “hot” instead of cold. I know you don’t want to make unfounded allegations or direct accusations but can you tell us what you believe may have happened that night without revealing anything that would damage the current investigation?

    Prayers for the Kesse’s, they are loving parents who deserve closure!

    SouthernMom- At this point in her investigation which includes our findings, unfortunately I would not be comfortable presenting a hypothesis scenario publicly.


  20. SouthernMom says:

    Thanks for your reply, dear Blink. I figured as much, but I do pray for closure for the Kesse’s. My heart sincerely breaks for them so. I can’t even imagine their level of angst & pain, in “not knowing”…as much as I’ve tried while praying for them. I pray that all this work and ‘revealing’ done by your team is the key to get them the closure and justice they deserve. Again, thanks so much.

  21. wpg says:

    If I understand this correctly, Mr.Durand contacted Drew Kesse first,
    5 months before the January 12 search. Mr.Durand and LE then hooked up.
    Presumably LE brought in Mr.Durand’s friend, the witness.

    Drew Kesse did NOT have prior knowledge from LE of the search – - – he received a phone call early that morning to say it was happening.

    It was Drew Kesse that told the media at the search site about the tip/witness, including Jennifer being seen “the next DAY”, January 24 after she was last heard from at 10pm January 23.

    Now we have Mr.Durand’s recent words “that NIGHT”
    combined with Blink’s
    “Last EVENING, 6 Years ago at 10:40 PM, Jennifer Kesse’s cell phone battery was removed.
    Experts from the newly formed SMART panel concur it was likely removed by the person or persons responsible for her disappearance.”

    IDK . . . perhaps Mr.Durand was softening the information for Jennifer’s father or perhaps Jennifer was seen at NIGHT, but like 12:30am or so that would technically make it January 24 – - – the next day, yes, but not the daytime. Could it be down to misinterpretation?

    Blink, would LE have shared the full and actual witness account with Drew Kesse?

    Tiptoeing here-

    I am aware of Mr. Duran Soto’s complete tip. It did not include anything about “that night” as he references and intimates there is more complicity of the friend, imo.

  22. wpg says:

    Appreciate your tiptoeing, Blink.

    “. . . intimates there is more complicity of the friend, imo.”

    That would make sense of some things.
    Thanks, Blink.

  23. i am just as confused reading this now as i was reading for the first time about this case. it is as if she just dissappeared off the face of this earth without a trace, and we all know that is just not possible. There is a detective somewhere, somehow, that will be able to find what happen to this girl. Faith, I have it and I know it! Faith is what will preservere in this case and keep us right where we need to be with this case….

    There is nothing that can happen anywhere and not be known, secrets are never safe when you have a victim and a criminal..the only time an event is secret is when you have it kept, undone in the mind that created it……someone knows something…and that something is ready to be known. prayers for this family, i am confused and i admit it just doesnt make sense….WHY? Why Jennifer?

  24. redly says:

    Can they tell if the 10:00 call with rob was made from her apartment?

    Depends who you ask. Investigatively, I would say it cannot be ruled out.
    There are concerns about the integrity of that data- it is my understanding they are working to resolve it.


  25. Sweetie_Pi says:

    For the 25 years I have been doing what I do, it never fails to amaze me how everything connects, how all “their evil” connects… when you find evidence it does, and you realize you are one of the few in a position to “get this”, it’s a very isolating experience. For the 25 years I have been doing what I do, it reaches a point that what is reevealed becomes “too much” for even others to comprehend, much less believe the facts staring at them, and the instinct (survival!) is to run. The Mutt and Jeff angle connects to a whole lot of really nasty stuff still going on, elsewhere, not connected to this Kesse case, except via the fact various shell fronts also showed up with Kesse at some point. The issue is very very VERY much Treasury and the ACH. As always, follow the money, and also, the bodies. Plural. ANything I have dug up since last Fri, doesn’t really belong here. But it will not be left cold.

    Preaching to the choir here Sweetie Pi, lol, as you know.

  26. Deborah says:

    Blink, Do we know what time the Kesses arrived at the Mosaic? Wouldn’t it have been close to the same time the POI was arriving there from parking her car at the HOG apartments? Were any photos taken of the cars in the parking lot when they arrived? I remember the Son of Sam was only caught when police checked the blotter for parking tickets. They found him through a parking ticket on his car which was in the area. I read in one of the posts that someone was working at the Mosaic and noticed a fellow acting strangely – he didn’t think much of it – until he saw the police cars and discovered a girl was missing. Then he went back to look for the guy and he was gone.

    Around 2PM.


  27. lawkat says:

    So often in these cases we hear talk and speculation about young, attractive blond women being “trafficked” (Brittanee Drexel, and Drew Kesse’s statements to the media) but is there any support for these theories? If so, who is doing the trafficking and where are these young women being taken?

    This is not an area I would consider myself an expert, what I do know is that in neither case trafficking is considered a realistic scenario.

  28. Leelee says:

    Connie’s question about a female luring Jennifer out is intriguing. Especially since it seems that her relationship with Campos was as hostile as it appears to be. The fact that a woman at the office seemed overly alarmed and contacts Jennifer’s parents so quickly has always bothered me. Although we know Jen was very punctual and professional it doesn’t ring true to me that someone would immediately assume something terrible has happened.My assumption has always been that the disagreemen Jen and Campos was so intense that when both he and Jen were late for work someone became alarmed when both were late to work. Perhaps someone in the office unknowingly lured her into a trap for Campos. Once that person realized the request was preceded by an intense argument and followed by Jen disappearance fear could have well kicked into high gear. She could have decided to remain silent because she knew those involved could make her disappear too.

  29. wpg says:


    Did Mr.DuranSoto’s friend directly communicate his observations to LE?

    Not to my knowledge, no.

  30. wpg says:

    By the way, this property of Decoteau/Daniels/Blasse at 8101 Lake Serene Drive (clicking on the Sales Analysis is interesting)

    is under foreclosure proceedings according to notices published in The Apopka Chief, February 24 and March 2, 2012.

    Interesting, too, is its location in the DoctorPhillips/SandLake area :,+FL+32836-5021&hl=en&ll=28.444167,-81.471434&spn=0.053357,0.073729&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=48.822589,75.498047&hnear=8101+Lake+Serene+Dr,+Orlando,+Florida+32836&t=h&z=14

    Running the address at
    brings up a gaggle of names who are connected to BOTH Florida and New York
    (Blink’s January 25 article “The Jennifer Kesse Case: Six Years of Fears, Tears and Degrees Heat Up The Hunt” talks about the 2-state connection)

    Yes, and his aunt was recently busted for theft, and they like to vacation at a Westlake resort.

  31. wpg says:


    Just in case you don’t have this, Blink.

    CASE NO: 2007-CA-
    f/k/a BANKERS TRUST,
    PEARL PIERRE, et al.,
    CATES, SERIES 2005-7,
    CDL CO., LLC, a Limited
    Liabiltiy Corporation; ANY
    ANT #2; TENANT #3, and
    TENANT #4,
    CDL CO., LLC, a Limited
    Liabiltiy Corporation
    c/o President, Vice-Presi-
    dent, or Any Officer Autho-
    rized to Accept Service
    8101 Lake Serene Drive,
    Orlando, FL 32836
    FIED that an action to fore-
    close Mortgage covering the
    following real and personal
    property described as follows,
    36, PAGES 86, 87, AND
    has been filed against you and
    you are required to a copy of
    your written defenses, if any
    to it on Charles P. Gufford,
    McCalla Raymer, LLC, 225
    E. Robinson St, Suite 660,
    Orlando, FL 32801 and file
    the original with the Clerk of
    the above-styled Court on or
    before 30 days from the first
    publication, otherwise a Judg-
    ment may be entered against
    you for the relief demanded in
    the Complaint.
    WITNESS my hand and seal
    of said Court on the 13 day of
    FEBRUARY, 2012.
    If you are a person with a
    disabiltiy who needs any ac-
    commodation in order to
    participate in this proceeding,
    you are entitled, at no cost to
    you, to the provision of certain
    assistance. Please contact
    Court Administration at 425
    N. Orange Avenue, Room
    2130, Orlando, Florida 32801,
    Telephone: (407) 836-2303
    within two (2) working days of
    your receipt of this (describe
    notice); If you are hearing or
    voice impaired, call 1-800-
    As Clerk of the Court
    Deputy Clerk

    Publish: The Apopka Chief
    February 24 and
    March 2, 2012



    Hmmm, so where is Junior Kelvin Blasse going to live? NYtoFL, FLtoNY with these people of how many blasted, mostly fictitious names ? Jeesh.

    “On 02-10-12 at approx 2045hrs SFPD arrested Kelvin E. Blasse age 26 of 8101 Lake Serene Dr Orlando, Florida for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the third degree and operating a motor vehicle with no lights on.Blasse was stopped on Fall St where it was discovered that Blasse’s license was suspended. Blasse was issued UTT’s for the above charges and is to appear in the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 02-16-12 at 10am.”


    I don’t know how or where these con-people get these names from, but “Joyce Halls” ?
    How uncanny Joyce Kesse’s maiden name is Hall.

    Regarding the CDL Co LLC, I thought I came across something to do with commercial transport, but can’t find it now.

  32. Edward says:

    On the subject of women forced Human Trafficking for purpose unkown but most of the time sexual in nature.
    People that are interested in this subject and wish to be educated I suggest reading Donna Hughes website and even her books.
    She has been a great help in other missing persons cases.

    Overall Jennifer would not normally be considered a candidate. She is over qualified.

  33. Jane says:

    I’d like to ask everyone to remember Brevard County (FL) Deputy Barbara Pill. She was senselessly gunned down last week during a traffic stop and buried today. This is a great reminder of the dangers and sacrifices those in LE and their families make each day. God bless.

  34. A Texas Grandfather says:

    We know that LE did not check Jen’s condot the day of the disapperance or any time thereafter. When we were discussing the type of neat person Jen tried to be, it was determined that she kept a neat home except for the bath area. Did anyone pull the stoppers or screens in the bathtub,shower or sink to look for blood?

    Where was Jen when the late call to her bf was made? This to me is critical to the beginning of the time line. Did someone get her under their control at the condo and move her in the early hours of the morning?

  35. Rose says:

    more crumbs, S Pi?
    a lay guide to ACH I learned from:

    Jen’s project used this mechanism?

  36. Edward says:

    From the above link..

    “The Federal Reserve Banks are collectively the nation’s largest automated clearing house operator, and in 2005 processed 60% of commercial interbank ACH transactions.”

    “We hang the petty theives and elect the great ones to public office.”

    “Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.” – Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928).

  37. larry says:

    I know very little about cell phone pings so I’m wondering since LE knows the time and (approximately) the location of the last ping are there a trail of pings?
    For instance would there be recorded pings from around 10pm?
    Could that information confirm if Jennifer was still in her condo at 10pm?

    I keep thinking back to blink’s disclosure that Jennifer’s favorite pumps were missing.
    Rightly or wrongly the missing pumps indicate to me Jennifer went out of her own accord.

    The ladies here can help………why would you wear your favored and much loved pumps when going out? Does it indicate where you were going? Or what you had planned for that night?

  38. A Texas Grandfather says:

    It is amazing the way banks are currently clearing checks and other financial instruments today with the internet compared to the way they were done fifty years ago.

    The federal Reserve has twelve districts across the United States. Within each district there are district branch offices in major cities. Big banks in the major cities were designated the clearing banks. Therefore, smaller banks were not able to clear unless they contracted with the large clearing banks to take their work.

    IBM,Sperry/Univac and others built check sorting machines with 13 pockets. One for each federal reserve district and one for rejects.

    At the close of the banking business day, the checks presented for payment to each teller were collected and sent to the banks accounting department for processing. The check processing and clearing operation operated all day long in the large banks.

    Beginning about 4:00 P.M the real work began. In those days the clearing work had to be at the local branch office of the Federal Reserve by midnight or the bank paid a fee for being late.

    If one looks at the bottom of a check, there is an area that includes some strange looking characters and the ink is different. This is ink that can be magnetized. This is a system that is called MICR or magnetic ink character recognition. The checks are printed with each account number and in an ajacent area is the transit routing information for the Federal Reserve.

    In the check processing area of a banks accounting dept. a large number of machines similar to key punch machines were used to encode the amount of the check in MICR so that automated equipment could sort and build a magnetic tape and a paper print out of all the checks in a batch. The 13 pocket sorting machines would magnetize the ink and then read the account number, the transit routing and the amount. The output of the sorter was sent to a computer to generate the data for the bank and the Federal Reserve. Check processing was both a human and machine operation. The sorters could sort 2,000 checks per minute.

    Today, the operation that formerly took a large number of people to do is mostly done at the teller stations. A small MICR reader/encoder is located at each teller station. The banks all use small computers on a LAN to collect the data. At the end of the day,each branch of a large bank processes its data and sends a sortable file to a central processing center for consolidation to the Federal Reserve.

    Banks and business that have many transactions are all concious of when they can have the funds in their possession or account. The ACH processing that Jen was probably working on was a method that would allow her company to have the funds in a more timely manner. If the funds are large enough, considerable leverage is availabe to help the bottom line.

    Now you will not have to look this up on Wikepedia to get the idea. There is much more to this type of operation than is included here.

  39. connie says:

    Larry-great point! I am older now, but I have always loved shoes. Way back in my 20′s my favorite pumps would have been used for a special ocassion. Seems like a female might have taken the pumps-maybe someone jealous or whatever and knew those pumps were coveted by Jennifer, or a trophy of sorts. Some of my guy friends used to mention how high-heels were sexy to them.

  40. Deborah says:

    Do we know what time the Kesses were contacted by the office? Wouldn’t the call have been more of a “Gee, Jennifer hasn’t shown up for work. This is unlike her and we were wondering if you knew she had a problem or family emergency?” Do we know they immediately assumed anything terrible had happened(by tone of voice/inflection)? Though I have read that Jennifer’s meeting was supposed to be in the afternoon(?), certainly with so much riding on that gathering (multi-million dollar real estate deal), some prep work would have been on the agenda for that morning, no?

    11:30am it was exactly what I described- is there a family emergency as Jennifer is never late, was only back from vacay one day. No panic until they could not reach her in any way and the property manager confirmed she was not there.


  41. Word Girl says:

    I’m not every-woman, but I would pick my favorite pumps to go out and meet someone–especially if they were the right height for my pants.
    I would also throw my flipflops (I wear the leather type out; the cheapo type on the deck and in the yard) in the car or wear them to the car because pumps can be hazardous to drive in if the heel catches the mat.
    But, yeah. That’s why shoes are favorites. They work every time, for every occasion. No, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a “special” evening or event.
    Good question, in my opinion.

  42. A Texas Grandfather says:


    A general overview of how the cell system works is as follows:

    A cell phone that is operating,turned on, sends a signal in a small frequency band to any tower that it is authorized to use. Your cell phone provider has certain towers that it may own or lease space for operation.

    This is how the call is routed to the phone. It is like the phone is saying “hello tower, I am in your range”. The tower that gets the most powerful signal from the phone is the one that is used for a call. Some phones send a signal even when they are turned off by the owner. People who are experienced with cell phones know that the one sure way to keep a telephone from transmitting is to remove the battery.

    Inside each telephone is a special version of a “smart card” that is programmed with information about the subscriber identification. This information includes the unique telephone serial number, the subscriber account number and the company that is providing the service. It is this information that is “pinged” to the tower for operational and customer accounting.

    The pinged data is captured by the electronics systems at the tower. The time of day and date is also kept by the tower data equipment.

    LE can request the data from towers in an area to determine if a particular phone was connected or pinging a tower. The geographic location of every tower is known by its global positioning co-ordinates. It is possible to take the tower data and track the movement of a particular telephone across an area.

    If a phone was in the area and pinging the tower with a reasonably powerful signal and that signal suddenly is gone, it is a good indicator that a battery was removed to kill the phone.

  43. Deborah says:

    Word Girl, You are correct about driving in heels. Also, driving in heels is anathema to them because it wears the leather off the back of the heels if you aren’t very careful how you hold your foot. This can ruin a favorite pair of heels in no time flat. Jenn may have worn the flip flops to drive and changed into the heels when she arrived at her destination.

    Regarding Connie’s remark about Jenn being lured by a female, this makes perfect sense. Especially if the female is in a position of power at her job. Who could say no to someone who has power over you at work? Not an easy situation. Jenn may have felt obligated to go out, even though this was not something she liked to do.

  44. hervness says:

    I looked, but couldn’t find it . . . does anyone know if the project (the ACH one) was implemented?

    Yes, it was.

  45. wpg says:

    “Yes, and his aunt was recently busted for theft, and they like to vacation at a Westlake resort.

    Uh, Blink . . . seeing a gaggle of names for Lake Serene was enough for me . . . not going anywhere near an attempt at a family tree. ;)
    However, if you meant “cousin” I could take a wild guess based on their ages and BOC-discussed places related to Jennifer:

    * Westgate Blue Trees Resort, situated opposite from the Orlando Premium Outlets and about 15 minutes north from January 12 search area
    (possible route, going south: S Apopka Vineland Rd to World Centre Drive to International Drive S)

    * Westgate Palace, situated just north of W Sand Lake Drive and North of where the Cricketer’s Arms was located January 2006 at 8445 International Drive S.,-81.46534&spn=0.215851,0.273285&sll=28.456692,-81.465633&sspn=0.01962,0.032015&near=6145+Carrier+Drive,+Orlando,+FL+32819+(Westgate+Palace)&geocode=CbFkBVuKM6RiFfQ2sgEd3-4k-yEXUBIg4TOlTQ&dq=Westgate+Palace,+6145+Carrier+Drive,+Orlando,+FL+32819,+United+States&hq=Westgate+Blue+Tree+Resorts&t=h&z=12

    Oh . . now that I look at the map, the S Apopka Vineland Rd route is viable for travel from the WINDERMERE area, too . . .

  46. hervness says:

    Thanks Blink.
    So that sort of changes my thinking. If the “back door” rental scheme was going to be unraveled by the ACH payments, then it would make sense that the ACH plan was never implemented. But since it was . . . it leads me back to a more emotional motive, rather than silencing someone who may have inadvertently stumbled upon the scheme.
    I still keep going back the e-mail from Adam, and Campos knowing what was said. That could only happen one of a few ways. Either Jen or Adam shared it with Campos, or Campos had access to the e-mail log-ins and/or system. Assuming Adam didn’t share it, that leaves either Jen sharing it or Campos having some sort of access. I would be seriously interested in knowing which that was.

  47. Edward says:

    I am assuming that Jeennifer was in charge of the ACH Auto Debit system set up for Auto-Pay of mortgages..

    The Company would seek out a Construction Loan then as part of the sale to a consumer individual loan with a ACH debit.

    No it was timeshares. It would be fees and mortgages.

  48. Word Girl says:

    Thx for the map, wpg. Mind-reeling possibles.

  49. wpg says:

    Word Girl, you’re welcome. Mind-reeling is right.


    Why has LE not obtained a direct witness account from Mr.DuranSoto’s friend?

    Do they know his name?

    Did they ever make contact with him but he refused to cooperate?

    Can they not locate him?

    How ever much you are able to respond Blink, thank you.

    I do not know how this slipped through, apollies.

    To my knowledge, no contact was made directly with the outcry witness.
    Excellent Questions, btw.

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